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    Meet B.C.’s cooling titan

    October 5, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    RICHMOND, B.C. – Volta Air hasn’t been in the business of producing electric reefer units that long, but it has already secured $110,000 in cold, hard cash that comes through a significant business prize.

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    BYD trucks cleared for Canada

    June 26, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    VICTORIA, B.C. – Canadians now have access to battery-electric trucks from Build Your Dreams (BYD) Canada, with Transport Canada confirming they comply with Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations and Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

    BYD trucks can be imported for applications including municipal service, refuse and recycling fleets, and courier and delivery operations, the company has announced. Its buses have been available since April 2014, including units now on the road for St. Albert Transit.

    “This is wonderful news and something that our compliance team has been working hard to achieve,” said BYD Canada vice-president Ted Dowling.

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    Deal signed to support BYD

    February 6, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    MISSISSAUGA, ON – Mississauga Bus, Coach and Truck Repairs has signed a deal to support BYD electric vehicles in Eastern Canada. The Mississauga, Ontario company will handle parts, service and warranty for the products.
    “One of the biggest concerns we had was being able to support any vehicles from California or China. With this agreement in place, these concerns are alleviated,” said Ted Dowling, vice president of BYD Heavy Equipment. “It’s a great vote of confidence in our product and technology to have them associated with BYD.” “We were very impressed with the plants our team visited in China and in California. With the concern over emissions and the move toward zero-emission vehicles, we know that electric vehicles will be part of the future of transportation. Our dedicated technicians look at this as a great opportunity to learn a new skill,” added Mahendra Mahadeo, president of Mississauga Bus, Coach and Truck.